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    Super Member Lori Peercy's Avatar
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    Does anyone else do this?

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Size:  168.4 KBI save the threads I cut and put into my thread catcher and put into this onld onion bag and in the Spring I hang it outside and the birds use the threads to help build their nests! Talk about recycling! lol

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    I don't do this, but a clever idea. Thanks for sharing.
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    Do the birds really take them ? I throw my threads out on the parch but have never seen a bird take them
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    just be sure that the threads are cut into short lengths-1-1.5 inch so they don't get wrapped around the legs. I toss em in a bag and hang out in the spring also. birds love em
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    I love that idea. I used to teach at a school near a ravine filled with all sorts of birds. The kids would cut up wool scraps and hang them on the fence each Spring for nest building. I love this idea and am going to steal it. I now teach in a more urban setting but we could put the onion bag in a tree and the kids could watch for birds out the window. Thanks for the great idea.

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    Very Clever!!! I normally just brush my dogs outside and the birds use the hair in thier nests. They even build them in the wreath on my front porch. lol
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    That us a very nice idea

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    Have not done that but will start. I have put out dryer lint in bag and don't seem like they got any out of it.
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    Great idea. We put strings and dog har outside.

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    Yes, I do this for myself and my mom. It's fun watching the birds take the strings in the spring.
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    I like the onion bag idea. I have always put the string in a pile under the trees but the wind takes most of it..neighbors will like the bag idea!

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    Yes, but I put mine in a soot feeder cage and hung it from the deck.
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    I have never done this. What a clever idea. I enjoy feeding and watching hummingbirds. I will sure give this a try.

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    That is a neat idea. I've never thought of it.

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    I never thought of that. what a neat idea. I'm gonna try it. We have lots and lots of birds.
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    Never thought of that...What a great idea!!!
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    Be sure to snip them into like one inch pieces or thereabouts, as the birds can get their tiny feet caught in longer threads... and they have no way to get untangled.

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    I'm going to keep this idea. Too bad I just threw an onion bag away yesterday!

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    Any one know if dryer lint is ok for the lil birdies too??

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    Yes, I always see my scraps in their nest in my pear tree. cmaras

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    You know???? I alway have a hummingbird feeder and a very well-used bird bath because I love watching them, but have never thought of your idea. I love it and come spring, there will be one for them. Thanks for posting this, Lori.
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    Have to try it!!

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    I always brush the hounds outside in the spring and summer so the birds can have the fur but this is a great idea for all those strings floating areound the floor of my sewing room.
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    Great idea. I dump my threads on my cutting table and run over the pile a number of times with my rotary cutter to be sure the threads are short enough. Toss in some cat fur and the bag is ready to hang. Neighbors laugh that I have the warmest, most colorful bird nests on the street.

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    that's a great idea for a dispenser! i've just tossed my threads on the ground by the fields
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